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My Gita

Written by: Devdutt Pattanaik
Narrated by: Vivek Madan
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach - thematic rather than verse by verse - makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible.

In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization - even selfies!). We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight.

So let My Gita inform your Gita.

©2015 Devdutt Pattanaik, iIllustrations Copyright Devdutt Pattanaik (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Simply Amazing

The way there author has written and paraphrased the Gita is really appreciable. This Audiobook is one the best I have listened to. Really recommend for people interested in mythical stories of Bharat. The narration is really amazing. Learned many things from this book.

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An Knowledgeable Experience

Nice diction carry forward with a great knowledge that has shared. An knowledgeable experience remains at its best

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Poor audio quality, poor recording.

Is this your first attempt to understand the BG? if so please skip this one. The writing style is boring, the narrative is even worse and audio quality shows the chalta hai attitude in India. Way to go Audible India, shame on you.

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wonderful experience. would like to listen again.

A wonderful story worth remembering and inspiring. There should be provision for highlighting and bookmarks also. Would definitely listen again.

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Good content, could have been read better

The book does examine Gita in depth but could have been read better the the performer.

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Good one Summarized version of the "Gita"

I must say, this is one of the best summarized version of "the Gita" I have ever heard. If someone is really interested in getting more "the Gita". As advised by my Father to me, where he suggested to read the slokas verse by verse in Sanskrit. I like the way Mr Patnaik added some history, references from other believe, history, Ramanyan, Mahabharata to explain the context.

Mr Madan, the narrator's voice and command on the content is commendable.

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not that great book

I know Gita is complex to understand but this book too does not make it easier. so not much satisfied with it.

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An excellent guided understanding towards Gita.

loved it..The concepts have been explained from a novice's perspective. A must for any beginner. Narration was very good

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Fantastic read

The best thing i like about this gita is its thematic approach compared to other that are explained verse by verse . The overall thematic approach gives the first time ready a very good starting point to then go into indepths if one needs. I recommand it to all .....

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Sublime is such an understatement

Wonderful rendition of the universal truth. Amazed by the way the Gita is rationalised to help even the simplest mind receive seemingly complex messages with such ease. Narayana will be happy to see his divine message being upheld and disseminated in such sublime fashion. Stay blessed Prabuddha & Vivek! Om Namo Narayanaya.

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  • Manjari Ganti
  • 24-07-17

Narration was poor

After listening to Jays and reading several other books from the author, I was really looking forward to My Gita. While, this book lived up to its expectations, the narration was extremely disappointing. The narrator was unable to pronounce a lot of the words and names in the book and it took away from truly enjoying the book. I bought the kindle version as well, and will go back to read the book as opposed to the audible version.

Manjari

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-18

Different interpretations from original

His view is different
From the original
Stopped after 1 hour
Not very good
Thanks

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  • Rishi Tiwari
  • 06-11-17

Profound wisdom.

This book is the most enlightening book I have ever read till date. I dabbled in Bhagvadgeeta earlier but never got it. I often thought of it as a great argument done by Krishna to ‘convince’ Arjun to do what Krishna wanted him to do.

After reading this book I am convinced that this book should be called ‘Geeta 101’ or even better ‘Sanatan Philosophy for Dummies’. The chronological and historical summary of ideas in Sanatan Dharma are just what India requires today as an ordinary folk is showered with conflicting ideologies from different Schools while he/she assumes it to be emanating from a single source and thus ending up getting confused and giving up all together or end up being ambivalent towards the whole thing.

We do not even realise that the modern culture or religion or whatever we can call it these days is an alphabet soup of various ideas that originated at different points of time in societies very diverse from ours and for good measure got mixed up with foreign influences too. Most advocates of religion and culture possibly are ignorant of the chronology and the vocabulary of the scriptures and how the same word meant different things at different times.

Devdutt is Brihaspati, I have no doubt on it.

This is my opinion.

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  • Eric R Linsky
  • 17-10-17

excellent

this is an extremely paraphrased version of the gita, with commentary. however, i consider it the best explanation of the real meaning of the bhagavad gita.

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  • Ayon Chatterjee
  • 23-09-17

Sheer magic.

It is just not Bhagwad Gita but much more than it. Really informative and worth listening.

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  • Nitin Khanwalkar
  • 06-09-17

Worth reading

Excellent depiction of the verses of the gita. He talks about bhagwat hota in his own interpretation and is present very well. One may want to read this again and again

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  • Adi
  • 31-07-17

Why does the reader change accent while narration??

The indian accent the reader tries to pull isnt pleasant at all.
Could've just read it as is instead.